Maryam Jamal

Ribalá Rè Rihólè

Acrylics, Watercolors, Gold Sheets, Threads on Canvas

The Bubis distinguished two kinds of or marriages:

1.Ribalá Rè Rihólè: Marriage for mutual love.

2.Ribalá Rè Eötö: Marriage to the bride, retaining her chastity.

The Bubi people are a Bantu ethnic group of Central Africa who are indigenous to 

Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

This painting describes two souls who couldn’t be together because love was 

forbidden in their culture.

Location: Malja, Bahrain.

Date: 14.10.2017